41 Service Battalion

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41 Service Battalion

41 Service Battalion is a Combat Service Support Unit that provides transportation, supply, maintenance, food services, and administration support to all Field Units under combat conditions. Located in both Calgary and Edmonton this unit provides Combat Service Support to other Reserve units within 41 Canadian Brigade Group.

Join Our Unit

We train on Wednesday nights 7- 10 pm during the training year (September to June). If you are interested in joining 41 Service Battalion or want more information about other reserve opportunities, please contact the unit recruiters.

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Command Team

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Boyle
  • Sergeant Major: Master Warrant Officer John MacCormack

History

41 Service Battalion is a Combat Service Support unit that trains to provide transportation, supply, and maintenance to field units under combat conditions. With elements in both Calgary (14 Forward Support Group) and Edmonton (15 Forward Support Group), 41 Service Battalion offers critically important logistics support to all Alberta Army Reserve units on both domestic operations and major training events. It has had members serve in both World Wars, Korea, and Afghanistan. The Battalion has also provided a large number of soldiers as augmentees to the Regular Force for operations in Germany, Cyprus, Egypt, Cambodia, Bosnia, Croatia, Haiti and Somalia.

The battalion traces its origins to the formation of No. 14 Company, Canadian Army Service Corps (CASC) in Calgary on April 1, 1910. 14 Company provided transport, food services, maintenance and some supply functions until February 1922. The unit received different designations through the years including the following: 13th Divisional Train, CASC; 2nd (Reserve) Corps Troops Column Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC); 4 (Reserve) Armoured Divisional Column, RCASC; 7 Column RCASC; Calgary Service Battalion; and 14 (Calgary) Service Battalion. The battalion history in Edmonton goes back to immediately after the Second World War. Five independent service support units were brought together under a trial to form one unit called the Experimental Brigade Service Battalion: 154 Transport Company RCASC; 23 Medical Company Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC); 7 Ordnance Company Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps (RCOC); 38 Technical Squadron Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers (RCEME); and 15 Provost Platoon Canadian Provost Corps (C Pro C). The unit received different designations through the years including Edmonton Service Battalion and 15 (Edmonton) Service Battalion.

Equipment

For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

Contact Us

  • Calgary
    41 Service Battalion
    Currie Building
    4225 Crowchild Trail SW
    Calgary, AB T3E 7H2
    403-410-2320 ext 3852
  • Edmonton
    41 Service Battalion
    Debney Armoury
    8403 Roper Road
    Edmonton, AB
    T6E 6T5
    780-973-4011 ext 2835
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